My childhood basement is dark and spider-filled but full of beautiful old things so it is perfect for intense treasure hunting. It seems that whenever I visit my parents, I leave with something special. Awhile ago I found a box full of handmade doilies that were probably made by my father's first wife. My parents didn't want them so I brought them to my place and they have been collecting dust in my house now too. I really admire the detail and workmanship but I'm just stumped as to what to do to display them properly. I want to repurpose them somehow because doily's on sofas are really not my thing but I don't think I should destroy anything either.
I scanned them today and I think they look very nice. Perhaps I will make large prints of my scans to hang on the wall and keep the doilies safe in their box. I've seen lots of neat things done with doilies or inspired by them. I intended to showcase a few items that use the doily motif but I found that Holly from Decor8 already beat me to it and featured the designers I had in mind and more in her "Doily Love" post. She is good.
I'm going to leave the doilies out on my work table this week in hopes that a bolt of creativity will strike.